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Harriet S. Rowley commonplace books

 Collection — Box: BW 23, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: MSS 16472
Content Description This collection consists of three commonplace books belonging to Harriet "Hatty" S. Rowley, of Utica, New York. The books are nicknamed the Books of Wisdom and ignorance in part because one notebook was titled "Ignorance Book," by Rowley, while the other two books were labeled with the following note, “Aunt Harriet’s books of wisdom.” These books hold recordings of quotes from famous authors and orators of the late 19th century, and as such they are full of "wisdom" and advice on life. ...
Dates: 1872 - 1888

Mary Ruggles album

 Collection — Box: BW 40, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16637

Margaret Ann N. Russell commonplace book

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16712
Content Description Women's commonplace album with about 20 pages of inscriptions, sentiments, and verse, hand-written with signatures or initials and date.
Dates: 1860 - 1866

Mary M. Russell album

 Collection — Box: BW 28, Folder: 1 [X032669071]
Identifier: MSS 16509
Content Description This collection contains a commonplace book of Mary M. Russell. The first entry, signed "Mortimer," and dated Rose Mont, August 7, 1844," is a kind of paean to "The Album" itself. Book includes engraved images, verses, drawings, and handwritten entries with place names, including Virginia, Washington, and Maryland. Laid in hand-lettered piece of music, "We no more," addressed to Miss Mary Russell.
Dates: 1844 - 1860

Sadie commonplace book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16556
Content Description This collection consists of a commonplace book. It is not clear the provenance but inscribed in the front and back covers is the name Sadie. The album contains 170 pages of content and a few loose clippings. Each page is filled with clippings from magazines and newspapers that focus on women's work, loss, fairy tales, literature, and poetry. The owner hand colored all the illustrations from magazines. Many of the illustrations are of women; some in non-traditional roles. Many articles are from...
Dates: c.1878

Sophia Sarchet commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 39, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16630

Ella Schultz scrapbook

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16696
Content Description High school memory scrapbook of Ella Schultz of Omaha, Nebraska and Los Angeles, California from 1920 to 1922. There are theater programs, football items, handwitten sentiments, napkins and other mementos and photogaphs assembled by Ella Schultz, in a suede binding titled, "The Girl Graduate Her Own Book." The album is from Commerce High School in Omaha and Los Angeles Polytechnic High School in Los Angeles. Her move from Omaha to Los Angeles is also documented in the album. There...
Dates: 1920 - 1922

Sophia M. Sias album

 Collection — Box: BW 16, Folder: 1 [X030899240]
Identifier: MSS 16371
Scope and Contents Sophia M. Sias album, MSS 16371 (1854; 0.03 cubic feet) is a commercially made album with stamp of William H. Fisk's Bookstore & Bindery, No. 4 Methodist Church, Manchester, N.H. Brown leather binding with blind- and gold-stamped cover with floral illustration and words "Boquet Album." One hundred pages of various colors, only about twenty sides used for inscriptions, verse, etc. Includes title page "Boquet Album," with no publication information. Five printed floral plates, which have...
Dates: 1854

Ella F. Simons, "A Young Ladies school newspaper written for subscribers"

 Collection — Box: BW 6, Folder: 1 [X031589277]
Identifier: MSS 16137
Scope and Contents Ella F. Simons, "A Young Ladies school newspaper written for subscribers"(1859; 0.03 cubic feet) Contains eleven pages of hand written material. Begins with an "edatoreal" about the state of the nation and the mission of the paper, followed by articles with titles such as "Night," "The Poet," "Dear Emily," "A Ride," "Our Wreath," "Composition," "Sniff," and more. All articles are written in the same hand and with the same unique writing voice, leaving one to ponder if she was a scribe or...
Dates: 1859

Sarah Stoughton commonplace book

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16714
Content Description Sarah Stoughton commonplace book filled with hand-written sentiments, poems, and inscriptions, with many signed and dated. There is genealogical information, relating to Reverend Jonathan Edwards of East Windsor, Connecticut, including "John Ellsworth married Anne Edwards daughter of Reverend Timothy Edwards, and sister of Reverend Jonathan Edwards. Their children were John, Frederick, Solomon, and Anne..." Later in the genealogy notes, "Sarah married John, son of Lemeul Stoughton..." Family...
Dates: 1826 - 1838

Thruston family commonplace book

 Item — Box: BW 42, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16427
Scope and Contents Note The Thruston family commonplace book (1604-1925; 0.03 cubic feet) documents the family history of the Thruston family of Bristol and Virginia, with early records concerning Martin's Hundred, Virginia, a plantation on the north shore of the James River, first settled in 1638. The manuscript opens with an "Epistle dedicatory" dated 25 October 1628 by Abell Louering, addressed to Robert Rogers, Esq., whose wife was present at the baptism of John Thruston's son John. The manuscript then passes to...
Dates: 1604 - 1925

Margaret M. Tillotson album

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16706
Content Description This collection contains the commonplace book of Margaret Tillotson. A full commonplace book, with many of the items religious in nature, such as psalms of personal importance, the ten commandments, Jewish translations for the months of the year, poems yearning to travel to Rome or other pilgrimage sites, besides the usual miscellaneous collection of poetry. Tillotson's father was John C. Tillotson (1791-1867) who was the son of Dr. Thomas Tillotson (1750-1832), Congressman and Secretary of...
Dates: 1837 - 1841

Margaret Tracy commonplace book

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16713

Triangular puzzle commonplace book on love and life

 Collection — Box: BW 16, Folder: 1 [X030899303]
Identifier: MSS 16019
Scope and Contents A 2 x 21/2 inch miniature triangular folded "book" with green coated stock cover with applied printed cut-out images of an imp, a frog, and a chick on front (1860's). On back are the word "Peep in this and you will find amusements for the inquiring mind." Within is miniature verse found in fold-out pages that open into circles. The first page is titled "How to Make Love," and appears to be written by a woman from a woman's perspective. As you turn and fold the 24 center, side, and back pages...
Dates: [1860's]

Polly Trumbull place book

 Collection — Box: BW 12, Folder: 1 [X031589499]
Identifier: MSS 16391
Scope and Contents Note Polly Trumbull place book (1782; 0.04 cubic feet) contains extracts from Virgil, Thomson's Seasons, Fordyce's Sermons to Young Women, A Father's Legacy to his Daughters, The 5 Volume of the Spectator, Baxter's; Saints Everlasting Rest, and Principles of Politeness.
Dates: 1782 March 25

Susan W. Tudor album

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16698
Content Description Susan W. Tudor album with numerous handwritten sentiments and poetry inscribed to her by men and women in southern Pennsylvania, mostly from East Berlin and Locust Grove. Of interest are a pasted in die-cut card illustrated by hand, a floral sketch, and two poems about escaping "Indian Maidens" which is accompanied by a nice watercolor rendering of the eponymous character in a canoe in front of a waterfall scene.
Dates: 1843 - 1860; Majority of material found within 1843

Rose Tynan album

 Collection — Box: BW 43, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16658
Content Description Highly decorated autograph album with full color title page, "The Aldine Autograph Album with decorated spaces and lines for sentiment and name." A majority of the album is filled with inscriptions, verse, and autographs. The first inscription written at the front is from Rose's brother, "A birthday present from J. E. Tynan to his sister Rose, June 3rd, 1882." Recorded dates range from 1882-1901 with most of the inscriptions complete with locations, including Kittanning Penn., Fresno City,...
Dates: 1882 - 1901

Nancy D. Willson friendship album

 Collection — Box: BW 40, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16648
Content Description Includes 15 sentiments of good thoughts and wishes, each one or two pages in length. Locations of signers include Bellevernon, Loudonville, OH, Union City, Ashland, OH, Uniontown and West Alexander, PA.
Dates: 1848 - 1855

Una Wonn commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW 40, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16646
Content Description Each page contains questions about preferences, likes, and dislikes and are answered by different friends, family, and acquaintances. Many entries are signed and include locations, with most being signed "Eckhart Mines, Md."

Some questions include what epoch would you choose to have lived; Favorite books, or artists? What trait do you most admire, or most detest; What is your idea of happiness, misery? What are the saddest words in the world?
Dates: 1880 - 1884